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So glad I bought a plow - NOT

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by bschurr, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. bschurr

    bschurr Member
    Messages: 60

    Hey guys -
    This past fall I picked up a complete Fisher set up for my 97 TJ and since then it snowed a total of 8 inches during 2 storms all winter in northern NJ! Seems like a big waste of $ but hey, there's always next year. Fortunately, I am not a commercial plower and just bought the set up for my personal use.

    I am thankful for all of the great information on this site and all of the input from the members here! Great site!
     
  2. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    I bet there was a whole lot of that this year.

    Last year we were hit HARD in NY, 12 storms IIRC. This year we had one 4" snowfall, followed by a warm day.

    I can imagine all the stories of how much so-and-so made plowing the year before and all the best-case-senario math going through peoples heads about return on equipment.
     
  3. bschurr

    bschurr Member
    Messages: 60

    ^ Absolutely.

    Next I am gonna invest in a natural gas stand-by generator for my home to ensure that PSE&G never drops power :laughing:
     
  4. greg8872

    greg8872 Member
    Messages: 39

    How about going and buying an electric car so the gas prices will drop for the rest of us if is your luck causing things... LOL
     
  5. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    My standby unit ran for 5 days last year due to the hurricane. :D
     
  6. bluerage94

    bluerage94 Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    Waiting for all the used equipment to start hitting the market...:)
     
  7. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    Fixed. :jester:

    BTW, hello fellow Long Islander.
     
  8. bschurr

    bschurr Member
    Messages: 60

    HAW! GM is idling their production of the Chevy Volt - they can't give that thing away!!
     
  9. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    :laughing: A $50k sticker price might have something to do with the slightly lackluster sales.
     
  10. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    You can buy a whole new plow truck for that. Why buy a little hippie car that you can't do jack with? I don't have a problem with being Eco friendly but when the automotive industry gets serious about it maybe something will change. $50k for an electric car isn't serious in my opinion, its ridiculous.
     
  11. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    The world according to Peteo 1

    Thankfully not ever body wants or needs a PU. so why get something that gets 11 MPG ALL YEAR LONG to only need it 2 or 3 times a year. Cheaper to pay for delivery service.

    How many customers would you loose if all your customers had PU trucks.

    If I commuted to work an electric car sounds good to me.
     
  12. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    The world according to the plowmeister. You obviously missed the whole point.....again.
     
  13. MLG

    MLG Senior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 179

    HubJeep,

    Plow might seem like a waste of money now, but a plow is a long-term investment. Wait until you get dumped on with 10" next year and a 2 day blast of wind and you clean your driveway off in minutes, rather than hours. Suddenly it'll be the BEST investment you ever made.
     
  14. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    Absolutely, but many people do not think long-term... instead buy a plow expecting instant payback.
     
  15. MLG

    MLG Senior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 179

    BTW, do you have any pictures of your setup?
     
  16. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 501

  17. MLG

    MLG Senior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 179

    Well that looks like a really nice setup. Not too heavy, blade won't rust, should be easy on the Jeep front end. Nice work!
     
  18. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    That Jeep to the left ( in your link ) looks like my kind of toy!!!!!
     
  19. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 501